Rio de Janeiro

Miguel Rio Branco, Roman Light, 2018, triptych, ink-jet prints, overall, 31 1⁄2 × 94 1⁄2".

Miguel Rio Branco

Silvia Cintra + Box 4

Miguel Rio Branco, Roman Light, 2018, triptych, ink-jet prints, overall, 31 1⁄2 × 94 1⁄2".

Miguel Rio Branco’s recent exhibition “Através do olhar dourado” (Through the Golden Eye) brought together a collection of photographs produced in various times and places. Beyond the way in which he merges photography and painting, color and light, Rio Branco is interested in aberrant visual stories—narratives and images that recodify ideas of beauty and relevance in art. An iconic example is his early work<span class=“s1”> “</span>Maciel,” 1979. In that photographic series, the artist—playing on the line between documentary and fiction—revealed bodies, architecture in ruins, and the everyday life and economy of brothels in the Pelourinho district of Salvador, capital of the Brazilian state of Bahia.

His works contain the din of the world—the city, the body, eroticism, violence. From these ruins and this chaos, however, Rio Branco offers us simplicity, a

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